Christine provides high quality private piano lessons in a positive and supportive environment. Lessons are offered year round and are held weekly in 30 or 45 minute sessions.
Students must have access to a piano or keyboard in order to practice on a regular basis. If the instrument being used is a keyboard or digital piano, it is recommended that it be a full-size keyboard with 88 weighted, touch-sensitive keys so that it will more closely resemble the “feel” and functionality of an acoustic piano.
From time to time, new music books will be assigned. Students are responsible to purchase the required books.
AT HOME PRACTICE
Regular at home practice is essential to a student's progress and musical enjoyment. Students are presented with new concepts and techniques at their weekly lessons but it is during their practice times at home that these skills are developed and reinforced. The instructor generally recommends that beginners aim to practice at least 15-30 minutes, 4-5 days a week, and intermediate level students at least 45 minutes, 5 days a week. For very early beginners just starting lessons, what is more important than the actual length of each practice session is that the student practice the assignment several times each session.
Lesson attendance should be treated as a priority in order to gain as much knowledge and skill as possible. Students should make every effort to be punctual as lesson time cannot be extended due to late arrival. If a student needs to cancel a lesson, he or she must notifyPiano Mill's Lesson Coordinator at: (781) 982-8880.
Each year students have the opportunity to perform in a spring recital. Participation is optional but strongly encouraged as it is an invaluable experience to perform in front of an audience. There is no fee to participate in the recital.